We are currently undertaking the development and introduction of significant parking control schemes throughout the Glasgow area. Please see below some information regarding proposals to introduce parking controls in the Hutchesontown (New Gorbals) area. The proposed zone can be defined from its boundaries of the River Clyde to the north and east, Caledonia Road to the south and Cathcart Road, Laurieston Street and Crown Street to the west. The entire length of Caledonia Road and Ballater Street/ King's Drive will also be included in the proposals.
The area has been identified as experiencing commuter parking due to its close proximity to the city centre and is also adversely affected by events taking place on Glasgow Green.
The introduction of parking controls offers an effective solution towards managing the demand for the finite road space available through the prevention of all day commuter parking. Subsequently reducing the overall volume of traffic attracted to the area, whilst also increasing the turnover of parking spaces and improving road safety and traffic flow. Parking controls ensure the essential access required for emergency service vehicles, refuse collection and delivery vehicles.
We are proposing the introduction of a Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) similar to other zones out with the city centre and does not utilise conventional yellow restriction road markings. An RPZ would eradicate commuter parking in the area whilst discouraging parking during events in the evenings and weekends.
Parking and loading would only be permitted within a designated white parking/ loading bay within the RPZ boundary as the restriction out with the marked bays would be 'no waiting at any time' restriction which will have the effect of double yellow lines.
The proposals include the following measures:
The above information, together with the associated plans and FAQ's, will also be available to view at the Gorbals Library, 180 Crown Street, Glasgow, G5 9XD and St Francis Community Centre, 405 Cumberland Street, Glasgow G5 0SE also from 28 February 2020 until 13 April 2020.
A feedback form is available on this webpage for any comments you wish to make with regards to the proposals. You can also use this form to make any additional comments/suggestions with regards to general parking issues you currently experience in the Hutchesontown and New Gorbals area.
The feedback form can be completed by using our online form, or by completing our PDF form and emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively please return your feedback forms to Traffic and Road Safety, Exchange House, 231 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RX by Monday 13 April 2020.
Any feedback received from the local community as a result of this community engagement exercise will be considered prior to commencing the statutory Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) process.
The Council must then promote a TRO by following a statutory process, which is prescribed in The Local Authorities' Traffic Orders (Procedures) (Scotland) Regulations 1999. This process consists of an initial "Consultation" stage where the Council consults with professional road users including emergency services, SPT and freight transport groups to ensure they have no fundamental issues.
The next "Publication of Proposals" stage of the statutory process is where the public will have the opportunity to comment, support or object to the proposals in writing. The proposals will be advertised in the Evening Times and notices displayed on-street. The TRO documentation will be available to view at Council offices and on a dedicated web page from the first day of publication.
It is expected that, dependent on any issues raised through the legislative process, the publication of these proposals should take place in Summer 2020.
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